Re: [mach1mach2cnc] Adding a 4th axis to a 3 axis board
- I Mike
Do you have a picture of the board with the switches and your setup?
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From: mike maxim
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2012 9:28 AM
Subject: Re: [mach1mach2cnc] Adding a 4th axis to a 3 axis board
> I have a 3 axis controller now. Is
> there a way to add a single axis driver to the printer port
> so I could use the A driver software in Mach 3?
yes you can! you get a single axis boart and you find the wire in the db25 connector that are sending the signal for that axis and patch it in.
how i did that was to make a connector using 3 db25 connectors and had one for the computer, number two to the 3-axis controler, and the third to the single axis controler. I made a pcb for it and used chip style micro switches to turn the signals on and off the the 3 ports.
Hope this helps
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- Sorry for taking so long to get back to you but i have been very busy.
I will see if i can post a few pictures to the group today and try to find the picture of the PCB board.
> Do you have a picture of the board with the switches and
> your setup?